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Swinburne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Swinburne. They lived in Northumberland.


Early Origins of the Swinburne family


The surname Swinburne was first found in Northumberland, at Swinburn (Swinburne,) a township, in the parish of Chollerton, union of Hexham. " The family of Swinburn took their name from this place, which they probably held previously to the year 1272: in the reign of Edward II. It was the seat and manor of Adam de Swinburn. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another reference states: "Swinburne in this county [Northumberland] gave name to this ancient family, the first recorded ancestor being John, father of Sir William de Swinburne, living in 1278, and Alan Swinburne, Rector of Whitfield, who purchased Capheaton from Sir Thomas Fenwick, Knt, in 1274. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Long Witton Hall, an ancient mansion with additions by its late proprietors, the Swinburne family, is finely situated." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And over in Bewcastle in Cumberland, "In the 7th of Edward I., license was granted to John Swinburn, to hold a weekly market and an annual fair." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Swinburne family


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Swinburne Spelling Variations


In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Swinburne has appeared as Swinburn, Swinburne, Swinborn, Swinborne and others.

Early Notables of the Swinburne family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Swinburne, (d. 1706) 1st Baronet from Capheaton, Northumberland, a title created for him on September 26, 1660 honor...
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Migration of the Swinburne family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Swinburne, who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • William Swinburne, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Swinburne, who arrived in New York in 1795 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ralph E. Swinburne, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Suzanne A. Swinburne, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss. S. Swinburne, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Sophie Swinburne, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Mary Swinburne, aged 9, who settled in America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • Matthew Swinburne, aged 5, who landed in America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • John Swinburne, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Swinburne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Swinburne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Swinburne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Swinburne, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Swinburne (post 1700)


  • John Swinburne (1820-1889), American Republican politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1883-84; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1885-87; Defeated, 1886
  • Dr. John Swinburne (1820-1889), noted military surgeon during the American Civil War, eponym of the artificial Swinburne Island, an early quarantine island near Ellis island
  • John F. Swinburne Jr., American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • John Swinburne (1930-2017), Scottish politician, founder of the Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party
  • Sir Spearman Charles Swinburne (1893-1967), 10th Baronet
  • Sir James Swinburne (1858-1958), 9th Baronet, British electrical engineer and manufacturer
  • Sir Hubert Swinburne (1867-1934), 8th Baronet
  • Sir John Swinburne (1831-1914), 7th Baronet, High Sheriff of Northumberland
  • Sir John Edward Swinburne (1762-1860), 6th Baronet
  • Sir Edward Swinburne (1733-1786), 5th Baronet
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Swinburne Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semel et semper
Motto Translation: Once and always.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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